Event: Understanding Complex Conflicts: The First World War


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Date of recording: 13/06/2018 Description: On the 13th of June, the School of Security Studies hosted its annual Understanding Complex Conflicts research conference, which showcased some of the research currently underway in the Departments of War Studies and Defence Studies. As the centenary of the First World War is nearing a close, the first panel of this research conference was dedicated to the exploration of the complexities of the Great War. This panel covered topics such as military innovation and politics in the British Army and the resolution and commemoration of the First World War. Let's listen in on this fascinating panel, starting with an introduction of our panelists by panel chair and Director of the First World War Centenary Cultural Programme, Jenny Waldman. _____________________ Panel: The First World War Chair: Jenny Waldman, Director of the First World War Centenary Cultural Programme. Panelists: Aimee Fox: ‘Military Innovation and the Politics of Command in the British Army, 1914-1918’. Bill Philpott: A Complex Security Challenge: Resolving the First World War Helen McCartney: ‘Commemoration and the First World War in Britain’. _______________ Remember, for more news and information about our upcoming events, please visit our website at kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/warstudies.

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